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Poster: couchpotato Date: Jul 1, 2009 5:14pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Question: The Thing That Couldn't Die

One of my favorite B-movies from the 1950's. I have a copy recorded from TV many years ago. Not very good quality, but watchable. Any chance this one is public domain?

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Poster: guyzilla Date: Jul 2, 2009 12:01am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Question: The Thing That Couldn't Die

Sorry, couchpotato, it's copyright by Universal. Universal is pretty well known for not letting any of their horror/scifi flicks slip into Public domain. I checked with USCO and this is what came up....

RE0000288506 / 1986-03-04
Renewal for: LP0000012456 / 1958-05-26

As far as material recorded from tv, that's a question I've been meaning ask anyway, so I might as well put it forth now:
Is there any rule against uploading PD movies recorded from television, whether the movie was recorded from a station with commercials or a movie channel such as HBO or other such channels with no commercials? Everything I've downloaded that I've had a chance to watch seems to come from mostly some kind of store-bought source, like vhs or dvd. If anyone knows the answer to that one, please let me know because I'm curious as hell about that one.

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Poster: couchpotato Date: Jul 2, 2009 3:13am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Question: The Thing That Couldn't Die

Too bad...it was worth a shot.Thanks anyway.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Jul 2, 2009 12:17am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Question: The Thing That Couldn't Die

No, sorry, Universal renewed this one in 1986.

The Thing that couldn't die; motion picture. By Universal Pictures...
Type of Work: Motion Picture
Registration Number / Date: RE0000288506 / 1986-03-14
Renewal registration for: LP0000012456 / 1958-05-26
Title: The Thing that couldn’t die; motion picture. By Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Copyright Claimant: Universal City Studios, Inc. (PWH)

Variant title: The Thing that couldn’t die
Names: Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Universal City Studios, Inc.